CD Drive not listed in My Computer
Posted 12 June 2006 - 02:28 AM
Posted 12 June 2006 - 02:34 AM
Have you tried CD gone patch
Posted 12 June 2006 - 03:00 AM
The xp disc still would not run from a reboot with y then several enters.
Posted 12 June 2006 - 03:05 AM
When windows has loaded, can you get any installation CD to run
If you want to completely erase the data on the drive, you could consider this, which will add 8 hours or so to the the install but will clear everything from the drive
To completely erase all data on the drive(s)
Download Boot and Nuke
Using Boot and Nuke
Posted 12 June 2006 - 03:27 AM
Im sorry I cant follow the Nuke system as i had to download Win Image and I did that but cant follow it on starting .
Would it be ok to format c: from Dos???
Posted 12 June 2006 - 03:37 AM
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Posted 12 June 2006 - 11:25 AM
Tried again 3 times to download Boot & Nuke from different mirrors but still not able to.
Posted 12 June 2006 - 11:28 AM
Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process
Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete
Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.
Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot
If you do not have an XP CD you can borrow a same version as was originally installed XP CD, if you downloaded SP2 then you need an SP1 XP CD
Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.
Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.
This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.
Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial
Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up
Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up
Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor
Posted 12 June 2006 - 11:49 AM
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